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LIFE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

RA-Can We Be Bring Some Honesty To This Disease

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If you have heard about Rheumatoid Arthritis or know someone with it, do you really know what it is or understand what it does to the body and mind.  Do you get that it is a disease and not an ailment.  Well let us be Honest with you about this disease known as Rheumatoid Arthritis.  A lesson for us all. Continue reading “RA-Can We Be Bring Some Honesty To This Disease”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes

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SEE WHAT WE SAY-SEE OUR TRUTHS

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a debilitating chronic disease.  You may or may not see it but if you can’t, don’t let my looks deceive you? What I may look like does not mean that’s how I may feel.  I am sick with a disease that you just may not be able to see from the outside but it is tearing me down from the inside.  So see what we say is our truths, look into the depths of our eyes and see all that we say we feel is real.  Take a look, tell me what you see!!!

When you look at me tell me, What Do You See:
Do I look okay
Do I look healthy
Do I look happy
Do I look lonely
Do I look sad
Do I look overwhelmed
Do I look confused; Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes”

RA-Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Making Me A Burden To You

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I am sick with a chronic disease known as Rheumatoid Arthritis and I must say it should be known as Rheumatoid Disease.  It is a life altering, life long disease which means I will always be sick.  I will always have difficult days which can vary from day to day.  This is what my life is like with RA, so I ask “Am I A Burden To You or Am I Becoming One”. Continue reading “RA-Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Making Me A Burden To You”

Rheumatoid Arthritis-What Do You See

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When you look in the mirror at yourself, what do you think.  Are you thinking Rheumatoid Arthritis has really changed the way that I look.  Are you seeing a different person staring back at you?  Do you notice your hair has gotten thinner or maybe your skin seems dry or maybe your face is puffier than before or even your teeth are being battered since you’ve been on medication to fight this disease.  Do you just stare at yourself with a sense of sadness and loss because gone is that familiar face that once looked back at you before RA came into your life and took away that old you. Yes we all are missing a part of us that we wish we could have back.  That old familiarity.   Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-What Do You See”

RA-Not An Ordinary Disease

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My body is wracked with constant pain
I don’t know how I’m able to sustain
I’m tired, weak and dealing with fierce fatigue
This disease really has my body under siege. Continue reading “RA-Not An Ordinary Disease”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease Simply Not Understood By So Many – Why

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There is an ongoing battle for understanding about Rheumatoid Arthritis and what it really is and what it mean to those of us that have it.  By definition it is described as an auto immune disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function to joints. Um, but those symptoms sound like regular arthritis or osteoarthritis.  Well the key difference here is “auto immune disease”. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease Simply Not Understood By So Many – Why”

RA-Look At The Face of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Look At My Face

Look at my face
Can you see my heart race
As the tears began to flow
For the many things you just don’t know.

Look at my face
Do you see the pain there
Stand by me, take your place
Show me you’re with me and you care.

Look at my face 
Does it show I’m so tired and worn
That I’m really sorry, I know you may need your space
That’s why I am so bitterly torn.

Look at my face
I have a disease I truly hate
One that is always up for constant debate
One that is my destiny, my life, my fate.

Look at face
I’m searching for a kind word
And a little understanding and truth that needs to be heard
If this were so, our reality wouldn’t be so blurred.

Look at my face
Can you see the uncertainty in my life
Though I’m trying day after day to handle this strife.
No matter what I do, I can’t get away from this hateful space.

Look at face
You see I just cannot give in
To this hard and bitter race
Because, as hard as it gets, I can’t let Rheumatoid Arthritis win!

Be Blessed.

 

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Isolation We Face

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, our chronic and complicated disease.  With it comes pain that we feel each and every day.  Pain that fights us as vigorously as we fight it.  Still explaining just how much this causes us seem to go unaccepted and misunderstood by so many causing us to fall into a pit of ISOLATION.  Do you find yourself saying “I feel so alone in this fight” and you have no where or no one to turn to.  This is what so many sufferers of RA have to face, the isolation that comes with having this dreaded disease. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Isolation We Face”

Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Incurable Disease

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Hearing those painful words with fear and sadness came with hearing “You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis”.  These two words would change our lives forever but we just did not know how much.  Words that had more power than we thought at the time possible  But this was just the beginning of our of saga with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Incurable Disease”

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